UPY 2017 Up & Coming - Third

Catalin Craciun

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UPY 2017 Up & Coming - Third
'Under My Umbrella' - Catalin Craciun

The idea for this photo came from the need to show people that freediving is not ONLY about going down and up on a line but rather exploring, dreaming and applying it for having fun and to explore . This photo was taken at Freediving Coron in the Philippines where we teach freediving courses all year round in the famous Barracuda Lake which offers us perfect water and surrounding conditions: warm (and hot deeper than 14m) water, good visibility, no waves, no current; a dream for anyone who wishes to learn to freedive. The freediver is Mary Jane Paula Jumuad, Apnea Total Freediving Instructor and the deepest Filipina freediver. This photo was taken using only natural light at around 9m depth and freediving as well.

Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: A delightful composition and an original concept make this shot truly memorable.

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